Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Are there blood tests for longevity? Yes. (see below new research from Germany) and note that they focus on your LIPID or FATTY ACID metabolism. Gone are the days of fearing fat and oil in our diet. Gone are the days of buying “low fat” options. Scientists all agree: Carbos kill us, not organic fats and oils!
Have you changed your own body oil recently? Are you up on the research which endorses Omega 6 fats over Omega 3 fats? (not the omega 6 from rancid, canola and other hydrogenated vegetable oils, but the omega 6 from UNADULTERATED SEED OILS). Do you Praise the Lard? Are you Eating the Seeds? Are you inflamed? Do you know inflammation drives all chronic, degenerative illnesses and it is inflammation which makes these blood tests important to quantitate?
Here are the 14 blood tests to order:
“…Researchers initially identified 159 biomarkers via a standardised platform. Their number decreased to 14 molecules according to biomathematical analyses which were associated with overall mortality, irrespective of other factors. These include the total lipids in chylomicrons and in very low density lipoprotein (VLDL), the total lipids in high density lipoprotein (HDL), the mean diameter of VLDL particles, the ratio of multiple unsaturated fatty acids to the total amount of fatty acids, glucose, lactate, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, valine, phenylalanine, acetoacetate, albumin, and acetylated glycoproteins…”
Read the original research article HERE
“….The first risk score contains the conventional risk factors (i.e., sex, body mass index, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, creatinine, smoking, alcohol, prevalent diabetes, prevalent CVD, and prevalent cancer). The second risk score contains our 14 identified independent mortality-associated biomarkers plus sex. The third risk score contains the four previously identified mortality-associated biomarkers plus sex. The fourth score contains our 14 identified independent mortality-associated biomarkers and the conventional risk factors (excluding total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and creatinine, since they were also part of the Nightingale Health platform). Age at sampling was not included in the risk scores, since this was used as the time scale…”